• 01:51

    Addressing Truck Driver Health Concerns , Causes and Solutions

    in Health

    For the month of JUNE, Truth About Trucking "Live" Radio will be dedicated to Truck Driver Health concerns including obstacles and challenges that drivers face on a daily basis. For our first part of our series, we will address the serious state of truck driver health, including the illnesses drivers face, the choices they have made in the past and the viable decisions they are now making: Real life solutions for a better quality of life.


    Our speical guests are three professional truck drivers who will share their testimonials and explain how they have changed their lives and also how they are mentoring and encouraging other drivers to change theirs as well. Their continual research for better health has created a wealth of knowledge among them which they will share as we kick off our first part of our Truck Driver Health series.


    Donna will also share some of her insight she has learned and applied on living a healthier lifestyle, once finally diagnosed with Crohn's Disease.


    Our special driver guests include: Mike Adams of Truckin Fitness, Tom Kyrk of Trucking Solutions Group and Road Tested Living and Rich Chelson of Essante Organics.


    Join us as we address the causes of many driver illnesses, including: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, arthritis, joint pain, digestive and many others for this SPECIAL Truck Driver Health Series.

  • 01:29

    Open Forum onTruck Driver Health

    in Health

    We will be starting a series of Health Shows on AskTheTrucker "LIVE" addressing the health concerns of the professional truck driver. Health becomes not just an issue for a driver’s profession and career, but a serious concern for life and the quality of life.


    Many drivers are plagued with health issues such as obesity, diabetes, sleep disorders, respiratory disorders, high blood pressure, arthritis, and others, including autoimmune diseases which are on an upward climb nationwide.


    Join us as we discuss a few of the organizations and driver groups who we have aligned with within the industry, what they are doing to address driver health concerns, and how they are reaching out to drivers to offer help and support.


    Read more via: Driver health info and support for concerned truckers.


    Are you concerned about driver health or are you addressing your own or lending help to others? Come join the conversation!

  • 01:31

    Tyson Foods Calls for Female Truck Driver Trainers

    in Women

    Showtime: 7:30 PM Eastern


    Topic: The Female Truck Driver Trainer Shortage: Tyson Foods Calls For Female Truck Driver Trainers    


    Guests: Tyson Foods Human Resource Manager , Regina McConnell and Driver/Recruiter , Michelle Higgins.


    Tyson Foods Private Fleet has largely gone unknown as a truck driver training carrier. As more women are encouraged to enter trucking without any clear path to success, Tyson Foods has begun an approach that calls out to experienced female drivers that would consider becoming trainers for qualified female candidates.


    Join us as we discuss the female truck driver trainer shortage, the issues that occur for women during training and the solutions we can achieve when women work together. 

  • 01:26

    Open Forum "Just Do It": Steps to turn driver health around

    in Health

    Ask The Trucker "LIVE" continues with Part 2 of our truck driver health series describing 5 Basic Steps that drivers can take in order to change their health and life for the better.


    We will also be sharing some of the groups who will be attending the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) and who have proven programs which can aid and support drivers in their journey to better health and quality of life.


    Call-in number: 347-826-9170 - Come join the conversation.

  • 01:27

    Driver Image and the Outcome Effects on Trucking Issues

    in Current Events

    Our special guest is Brian Carlson of the Drive for Freedom (DFF) Organization, a non-profit advocacy organization under section 501(c)(3.


    Brian and the DFF take driver image seriously, believing that one must take responsibility and lead by example if professional drivers are going to be able to accomplish positive change for their industry.


    As DFF states on their website, “Our aim is to highlight the importance of Professional Drivers, taking full responsibility for the direction of our industry" and as part of an industry drive, DFF has created the “Drive It Right or Park It” Campaign.


    Join the discussion and share your thoughts as we discuss how driver image affects perception and the outcome of many of the troubling issues which drivers face today such as: wages, safety, classification, truck parking, respect and regulations.


    6 PM ET: Call-in number: 347-826-9170

  • 02:00

    What is too much motor for a daily driver?

    in Automotive

    At what point is it not a daily driver anymore?

  • 00:46

    Actress and Stunt Driver Sulinh Lafontaine

    in Entertainment

    Making her way in the Hollywood scene, Sulinh Lafontaine has shared the screen with Robert DeNiro, John Turturro,  Mariska Hargitay, and Sarah Jessica Parker.


    Coming off her role in the Sunfance Film Festival hit "Myrna The Monster", Fontaine shows off her skills behind the wheel as a stunt driver in "Fast 7".


    We will talk to Lafontaine about her acting career and spinning her wheels on the Fast 7 set.

  • 00:29

    Driver Qualification File Dos and Don't

    in Training

    Open discussion regarding the driver qualification file FMCSA requirements.  What should be included or not.  Should your driver qualification be user friendly or bare bones to only meet regulations?  Pro and cons of information contained in the driver qualification file.

  • 00:50

    New Entry Driver Training Requirements; Health Wellness

    in Training

    Our next radio program will be on February 19, at 4:30 pm (mountain time). You can listen to the program by going to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/triplerrroftrucking, Guest call in number for this show is (347) 857-3624. The next program is is entitled "Entry Level Driver Training Requirements; Driver Wellness".


    JOIN US TODAY FOR OUR BLOG RADIO SHOW, 380.503(c) Entry Level driver training requirements; Driver Wellness


    We're hoping to have a lively discussion regarding experiences maintaining health while driving down the road.  What are you struggling with?  What have you found that works for you?  What didn't work?  What do you wish employers would provide to help you maintain your health or improve it?


    Always seek medical advice before begining any new diet.


    DISCLAIMER:  We do not pretend to have all the answers nor know all the regulations, rules and rights.  Remember states have the right to adopt all or some of the Federal Regulations so you must know your state laws as well as the Federal laws.  We offer an arena to discuss both our and your experiences and best practices.  Please keep in mind our goal is to improve the safety of our highways and byways across our great nation.  We humbly defer to the regulatory agencies both state and federal to help all of us be the safest we can be. 


    We encourage everyone to contact the appropriate regulatory agency directly, however if you are not comfortable doing that please contact the Safetymentor, the email address is safetymentor1856@gmail.com IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU KEEP THIS EMAIL ADDRESS FOR OUR FUTURE CONTESTS,  you can also contact our  office at 970-858-4445 (cell 970-216-2523).


     

  • 00:59

    NASCAR GMS Racing driver Spencer Gallagher

    in Sports

    GMS Racing, LLC operates two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) teams, and an ARCA Racing Series team out of a 51,000 square foot facility in Statesville, NC. In 2015, GMS Racing boasts a diverse driver line up across the three race teams. Spencer Gallagher is competing in his first full-time season driving the No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet. The No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet team’s driving duties is split between 18-year old standout Brandon Jones, and the Dillon brothers, Austin and Ty. Two-time Daytona ARCA winner, Grant Enfinger drives the No. 23 Chevrolet in the ARCA Racing Series in pursuit of his first career championship.


    GMS Racing stood out scoring race wins and contending on a weekly basis in 2014. This season, GMS Racing is poised to be one of the most competitive top-tier organizations in the NCWTS and ARCA Racing Series.  

  • 01:27

    Truck Parking Shortage Receives National Attention

    in Current Events

    Truck drivers have been saying for years that, "We need more truck parking" but it seems that it took an article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to get the much needed attention of the general public.


    Join us with our special guest Dave Della Maggiore, a 20 year veteran driver as he shares his interview by WSJ journalist Betsy Morris from the report entitled: Too Many Trucks,Too Little Parking. Dave will also share his thoughts about the trip with WSJ photographers and his encounter with a tired trucker at a truck stop in Clines Corners, New Mexico.


    Dave and fiancée, Robin, run their active Facebook group, Give Truckers Room, educating drivers of passenger vehicles how to drive safely around semi trucks.


    Also joining us will be Nicholas Carretta, President and CEO of UltraShipTMS which specializes in transportation and technology solutions. UltraShipTMS quickly responded to the WSJ article and addressed the serious parking shortage in their own article, “Use YMS to Combat Truck Parking Crisis" which stated:


    "Keeping drivers off of public streets, freeway ramps and vulnerable, remote parking places like abandoned lots is a laudable goal.  It is also one that logistics as an industry is going to be forced to address."


    Mr. Carretta will discuss the UltraYMS tool, allowing the logistics sector to take an active and responsible part in the truck parking shortage solution.

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